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18 March 2010

I'm pretty disappointed that site has only one picture of David Bowie being disappointed. With all his personas and roles over the years, I'd like to see Ziggy Stardust or The Thin White Duke disapproving.
posted by oneswellfoop 18 March | 17:40
I didn't enter my zip code. I'm such a wuss. Is that why David Bowie is disappointed in me?
posted by jabberjaw 18 March | 17:54
I wish David Bowie was that disappointed in me!
posted by rainbaby 18 March | 17:57
It's probably because I wasn't in full support of his efforts in The Labyrinth. At least I now know he says "Slap that baby make him free" and not "make him pee" as my friends were claiming.
posted by filthy light thief 18 March | 18:16
"Haven't you got a gnome to go to?"
posted by cillit bang 18 March | 18:16
Can explain this dude's appeal to me? Besides the artistic/musical angle. I know it's difficult to articulate what's behind one's affinities for things but if you're in the mood give it a shot.
posted by Firas 18 March | 18:18
* someone explain
posted by Firas 18 March | 18:19
Apart from his music, one of the things I really like about David Bowie is that he seems to be one of the few superstar musician-types who seems to understand how lucky he is. I like the fact that he seems to appreciate all that stardom has done for him, and the freedom that comes with it.

Also, he's a GREAT storyteller. Witty as heck. His VH1 Storytellers was amazing. He's a raconteur!

Then, yeah, I do quite like a lot of his music!
posted by richat 18 March | 18:49
thx. Yeah I read that question again and I'm like wait, part of the reason people are into public figures is what the figures are public for. I just haven't gotten a sense of him in my head yet so I guess that's what I'm reaching for. I'm gonna have to do some exploring.
posted by Firas 18 March | 18:56
Firas, it's his snow white tan and God-given ass. Duh.
posted by flapjax at midnite 18 March | 19:07
heh. flapjax makes a good point.
posted by richat 18 March | 19:08
I'm sorry David.
posted by Meatbomb 18 March | 20:07
woot !! Meatbomb's apology is generic . Let the video mashups begin !!
posted by rollick 18 March | 20:23
:-p I'm disappointed that the last good song of his was thirteen years ago.
posted by brujita 19 March | 00:49
Bowie's also a genuinely creative motherfucker. Like, he's apparently kind of constantly agitating to do something weird or different or new regardless of whether it's for public consumption, in a willing-to-throw-shit-at-the-wall sort of way that's pretty charming compared to the sort of one-track Look At Me Perform, Give Me Money thing often associated with musical celebrity.

There's something to be said for being very good at one thing and doing it and doing it, and I mean no disrespect to artists who go that way, but I like that Bowie seems to just kind of say Fuck It, Let's Try This Now with a lot of stuff, regardless of whether it succeeds or even has a chance to as a pop product.
posted by cortex 19 March | 11:37
What cortex said.
posted by BoringPostcards 19 March | 12:11
thanks cortex! Yeah that helps.
posted by Firas 19 March | 16:42
It's funny about the god-given ass, because as we all learned in Labyrinth, that man has zero ass.

However, I believe his appeal, beyond his true amazing talent, and the reason we still love him after 15 years of shitty albums, is that he is insanely fucking sexy to every human being on earth regardless of sexual orientation. Like Prince.
posted by serazin 19 March | 22:36
"Dan Choi has chained himself to the WH fence..." || Thanks for posting my baby pictures on the internet, mom.